OdiE From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1641 posts, RR: 1 Posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2228 times:
I am flying over to America in January and it would be really helpful if any of you guys can provide me information regarding these two airlines. I still can't decide which airline I am going to fly with since both of them offer me the same price and they are very good European carriers. For Virgin, I will be flying with the A340-600 (on VS 001) and for Scandinavian, I will be flying the A330 (on SK 909). Both aircraft are very new I guess, maybe less than 6 months, so it doesn't really matter which one I will be flying on.
I had flown with Scandinavian before and in my opinion, they are the best carrier in Europe, albeit I had not flown with Virgin before. I will be flying in Economy Class, and I am pretty sure both airlines have PTVs in their Economy Class, but is there any difference in their IFEs? Scandinavian offer a better arrival time into Newark, but with Virgin I have the opportunity to fly in the A346 and I had only flown on a A343 once!
If any of you guys out there had flown with either Virgin or Scandinavian, I would really appreciate if you could give me your opinions on either airline and the aircraft. Thank you very much for your help.
Shamrock_747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2138 times:
I've never flown Scandanavian, but I've had four flights on Virgin. As it's been mentioned their 31" seat pitch isn't great, but the service is very good. The v:port IFE system which Virgin have on the A346 (plus 2 B744s) is, in my opinion, the best in the world. The screens are 9" (bigger than any other airline's Y class screens) and there is a video/music on demand system. There are about 40 films, 50 TV programs and 20 albums available. You can choose to start one at any time, and pause/fastforward/rewind functions are available. There are also about 10 computer games and a Skymap available.
FBU 4EVER! From Norway, joined Jan 2001, 998 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1975 times:
Haven't flown on any Virgin flight,but have heard their service is very good.
The SK A330's are around 1 month old by now.They are configured just like the A340's,which in my opinion is the most comfortable plane in the SK fleet as of now.